The BBVA Compass Week of Service is part of the bank’s mission to give back to its communities and help build brighter futures for those most in need. Bank employees gave nearly 10,000 hours of their time to activities centered around five themes: affordable housing, small business assistance, financial education, pro bono services, and community revitalization.
“Giving back is one of the most rewarding things we can do as a company, especially when it involves empowering people to take control of their financial lives,” said BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sánchez, who taught financial education to students at Houston’s KIPP Connect charter school during the Week of Service. “I’m proud of all of our employees who got out there determined to make a difference.”
BBVA Compass formalized its commitment to its communities by giving employees 16 hours of paid time off each year to use toward volunteer service. Trinidad Hernandez, BBVA Compass Employee Involvement Manager, said all 24 of the bank’s volunteer chapters organized events for the week and highlighted their work on social media using the #ShineBright hashtag.
“We brought to bear a lot of our resources for Week of Service,” Hernandez said. “It’s a big priority for us, and that’s a statement we want to make loud and clear to our communities.”
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